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People, the entire issue was about working with Russia on the behalf of the Trump campaign - plain and simple. It had nothing to do with a Senator dealing with a representative of any foreign government in the normal course of his business.


And now the entire issue is that Sessions, in answering a question posed during his confirmation hearing, denied that he had talked to any Russian during the campaign which was a lie.


Context, dear heart, context.


Simply read Sessions' response to Franken's question. In trying to evade answering the question asked he flat out lied. Do we now need to use our crystal ball to determine whether EVERY person in the Trump administration is speaking literally or not?

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@rk9152 wrote:

@Snoopy48 wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

People, the entire issue was about working with Russia on the behalf of the Trump campaign - plain and simple. It had nothing to do with a Senator dealing with a representative of any foreign government in the normal course of his business.


And now the entire issue is that Sessions, in answering a question posed during his confirmation hearing, denied that he had talked to any Russian during the campaign which was a lie.


Context, dear heart, context.


Schumer meeting with with Putin in New York in the way that it happened is completely "out of context" with Sessions and the way that meeting took place and the way that Sessions lied about it.


"The only thing man learns from history is man learns nothing from history"
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@Snoopy48 wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

People, the entire issue was about working with Russia on the behalf of the Trump campaign - plain and simple. It had nothing to do with a Senator dealing with a representative of any foreign government in the normal course of his business.


And now the entire issue is that Sessions, in answering a question posed during his confirmation hearing, denied that he had talked to any Russian during the campaign which was a lie.


Context, dear heart, context.

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@rk9152 wrote:

People, the entire issue was about working with Russia on the behalf of the Trump campaign - plain and simple. It had nothing to do with a Senator dealing with a representative of any foreign government in the normal course of his business.


And now the entire issue is that Sessions, in answering a question posed during his confirmation hearing, denied that he had talked to any Russian during the campaign which was a lie.

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People, the entire issue was about working with Russia on the behalf of the Trump campaign - plain and simple. It had nothing to do with a Senator dealing with a representative of any foreign government in the normal course of his business.

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If one were to fully and honestly read Franken's carefully written and carefully read question, it would be obvious that there was no lie involved. Just more silliness from the Dems trying to disrupt President Trump's work. Sorta like the Dem's street mobs trying to disrupt the town hall meetings. Reps. Franken was posing as a US Senator just doing his job while the mobs are posing as constituents sincerely interested in an exchange of idea with their elected representatives.


It's not a stretch to expect a supposedly esteemed attorney as a nomination for the highest justice position in the country, would be certain he was answering the question correctly and ensuring there wasn't any ambiguity in the question and answer.  Given the fact the Russians involved themselves in the election and Flynn was already found to have been lying on the topic, Sessions might have served himself better AND ALL Americans if he answered, "no, I did not talk with the Russians about the elections, but I have met with them a couple of times about x, y and z."  It's called accountability and integrity.


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MaVolta-dead on--can't wait for right's next excuse-

Gee, I miss having a real President!!
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As Senator Franken pointed out later (yesterday on CNN), Sessions never answered the question that he posed to him: "what will you do?"  Sessions instead, volunteered to answer that he "did not have communications with the Russians."  Franken never asked him that question! 

 

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@rk9152 wrote:

If one were to fully and honestly read Franken's carefully written and carefully read question, it would be obvious that there was no lie involved. Just more silliness from the Dems trying to disrupt President Trump's work. Sorta like the Dem's street mobs trying to disrupt the town hall meetings. Reps. Franken was posing as a US Senator just doing his job while the mobs are posing as constituents sincerely interested in an exchange of idea with their elected representatives.


Here is the question and the answer:

 

Franken: "CNN just published a story alleging that the intelligence community provided documents to the president-elect last week that included information that quote, ‘Russian operatives claimed to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump.’ These documents also allegedly say quote, ‘There was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump's surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government.’

"Now, again, I'm telling you this as it's coming out, so you know. But if it's true, it's obviously extremely serious and if there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign, what will you do?"

Sessions: "Senator Franken, I'm not aware of any of those activities. I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I didn't have — did not have communications with the Russians, and I'm unable to comment on it."

 

He was asking the future Attorney General how he would prosecute members of the administration.  The lie is obvious.  I don't think it rises to the level of Sessions having to step down as Attorney General, but the lie is there and to say otherwise is an "alternative fact".

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If one were to fully and honestly read Franken's carefully written and carefully read question, it would be obvious that there was no lie involved. Just more silliness from the Dems trying to disrupt President Trump's work. Sorta like the Dem's street mobs trying to disrupt the town hall meetings. Reps. Franken was posing as a US Senator just doing his job while the mobs are posing as constituents sincerely interested in an exchange of idea with their elected representatives.

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